FIT 2013, Argentina's leading tradeshow for the tourism industry, will take place September 14-17 at the Buenos Aires La Rural Fair Grounds in Palermo. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the latest market developments in the region, to evaluate the market potential for your products, and to find and screen potential distributors or business partners.
Since its inception in 1996, the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FIT - International Tourism Fair) has grown to become the largest and most important tourism fair in Latin America, with more than 90,000 visitors and 1,793 exhibitors in 2012. This year’s show will feature seminars on the industry tailored to various niche sectors.
Historically, Argentines have traveled frequently to the United States. During 2011, 512,258 Argentines visited the United States resulting in a 17.4 percent growth, during 2010 a 22 percent growth. Argentina ranks in the top 20 countries generating travel to the United States (excluding Canada and Mexico). According to the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, it was estimated that 436,192 Argentines traveled to the United States during 2010, creating an economic impact of nearly $2.47 billion, or $4,820 per person (including airfare generated by U.S. carriers).
If you are interested in developing the Latin American tourism market, you cannot miss FIT 2013. For additional information on how to exhibit or attend this event, please contact:
U.S. Commercial Service Argentina
Phone: (54-11) 5777-4550